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Tree Hugger

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 14 August 2018 in Animal & Insect.

In the spirit of Silly Tuesday...
A squirrel trying to stay cool in the Texas heat. There is also another visitor there. Do you see it?

NIKON D5500 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 800 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Hot weather is a hard time for forest animals and birds. In Finland, in small lakes, dead fish are too hot in waters where the oxygen level has dropped too low.

14 Aug 2018 5:15am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Tout mignon.

14 Aug 2018 5:51am

badtgv from provence, France


14 Aug 2018 6:10am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Two tree huggers. An excellent capture.

14 Aug 2018 6:15am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such sweet survivors . .

14 Aug 2018 6:18am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bien vu

14 Aug 2018 6:23am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

auwch so sweet
very well captured !

14 Aug 2018 7:24am

omid from mashhad, Iran

so cute! :)

14 Aug 2018 9:06am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes. I'm not quite sure what it is, but I'm hoping it's going to pounce on the tree rat :)

14 Aug 2018 9:39am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Very wel timed, nice photo as a result.

14 Aug 2018 10:51am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful capture of the squirreel and I see maybe something as an upper right dragonfly and what could be a head of tortoise exceeding of the lower left tree...

14 Aug 2018 11:12am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Always great to see these Squirrels in the trees. Nice to also capture the frog or Lizard ?

14 Aug 2018 11:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, really cute one !

14 Aug 2018 12:15pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Great image and title and spotted the salamander/lizard.

14 Aug 2018 1:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Cute one

14 Aug 2018 1:41pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Hug trees, this they say gives good energy.
The small lizard looks like a branch. Good camouflage

14 Aug 2018 2:30pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice capture...good title!

14 Aug 2018 2:54pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Good capture.

14 Aug 2018 3:16pm

Devi from Chennai, India

There is a lizard too...looking up here !!
Lovely squirrel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 Aug 2018 3:34pm

Devi from Chennai, India

There is a lizard too...looking up here !!
Lovely squirrel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 Aug 2018 3:38pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo !

14 Aug 2018 3:56pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful catch of the two. The smaller one seems to be a lizard.

14 Aug 2018 4:22pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Squirrel is smart coping with the heat.

14 Aug 2018 4:58pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

This squirrel is looking quite pooped in the hot weather! Hopefully the visiting lizard doesn't STartle him. Happy ST!

14 Aug 2018 6:09pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique animal entre les formes des troncs superbe vue.
Belle soirée

14 Aug 2018 6:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A wonderful portrait of this resting squirrel. I have seen them laying out occasionally on the shady roof of my shed when it is hot. The lizard looks curious! Happy ST!

14 Aug 2018 9:17pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

me too !

gotta love it

14 Aug 2018 11:29pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Yes indeed a tree hugger !
Happy ST !

15 Aug 2018 12:03am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is funny. A really nice ST

15 Aug 2018 12:19am

1/160 second
ISO 800
450 mm (35mm equiv.)